Veep Preview: Episode 6 - Baseball And An Obesity PSA
Author: Jesse Carp
published: 2012-05-23 16:17:17
There are only three episodes remaining in the first season of HBO's Veep. From Academy Award nominated writer-director Armando Iannucci, the series is easily one of the most entertaining and funny new comedies of the year. Sure, the year is still young but it's that kind of creative spin that one needs if you're going to work in politics or political satire. After being handed the 'fat straw' in last week's "Nicknames," Vice President Selina Meyer is doing her best to put the loss of her legacy behind her (the clean jobs bill) and get movin' on obesity. Yes. They did go with that as the slogan and you can watch the Veep's PSA for the nation's weight problem right here...
That is the second consecutive PSA to show up on the Selina Meyer Official website so I would expect (hope for) a few more before the season is out. The show is a great mix of serialized and episodic storytelling with one thread of the the larger 'bill' initiatives and/or the Veep's constant struggle with POTUS being raised and resolved each week. This Sunday's "Baseball" seems to pick up right where "Nicknames" left off, focussing the group on the obesity issue by paying a visit to a local elementary school. There is also another mention of weight gain but I'll let you watch the preview.
The preview suggests that Amy (the Veep's Chief of Staff) might actually be putting on an additional 8 or 9 lbs of baby in the coming nine months and Dan (the newest member of the staff and all around douche bag) already has an eye on her position. As well as her potentially growing figure. Meanwhile, Selina looks positively pleased to have been put on the obesity push by POTUS and they all have to do their best to satisfy the local, and very bored looking, youngsters. Is that where the titular "Baseball" comes in? Who knows, I just want to see Jonah at the metal show again.
Veep airs on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on HBO. It stars Julia Louis Dreyfus, Matt Walsh, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Sufe Bradshaw, Tim Simons and Reid Scott. It was created by Armando Iannucci.
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